By Jon Weisman

The Dodgers have officially signed six players since the Wednesday opening of the international signing period:

  • Jhoan Calderon, 16 (born September 14, 1997), a 6-foot-3, 200-pound outfielder from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Leonardo Crawford, 17 (born February 2, 1997), a 6-foot, 180-pound left-handed pitcher from Managua, Nicaragua
  • Romer Cuadrado, 16 (born September 12, 1997), a 6-4, 185-pound oiutfielder from Monagas, Venezuela
  • Eric Meza, 16 (born March 5, 1998), a 6-2, 190-pound first baseman from Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Felix Osorio, 17 (born November 13, 1996), a 6-3, 188-pound outfielder from Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Jefrey Souffront, 17 (born May 23, 1997), a 6-1, 190-pound shortstop from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

This period allows for the singing of international players not eligible for the annual MLB amateur draft. Each team has a finite bonus pool that they can pay from, based up on the previous season’s record, though teams can trade for dollars to increase that pool. Eric Stephen of True Blue L.A. and Dustin Nosler of Dodgers Digest have more.